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Russia April 1917: Lenin returns from exile

Russia April 1917: Lenin returns from exile

Hannah Sell WHEREAS THE Russian Revolution of February 1917, which overthrew the absolute monarchy of Tsarism, is seen as justified by most capitalist historians, the October 1917 revolution, which brought the working class to power, is written off as a ...

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Peter Taaffe on the Russian Revolution’s 90th anniversary

October Revolution – when the working class took power THE CAPITALIST media have made little comment on the 90th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Yet on the 80th anniversary in 1997, capitalist commentators and historians produced books ...

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The 1917 ’July days’ – rich in lessons for today

Revolution never develops in a straight line. Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London. Originally published in July 2007. Between February and October 1917 there were many sharp turns in the situation in Russia. In April, the government coalition of ...

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Brief history of the year 1917 by Clare Doyle

Brief history of the year 1917 by Clare Doyle

  Nearly one hundred years after it happened, on November 7th by the modern calendar, the ‘October revolution’ in Russia in 1917 is still regarded by socialists as the greatest event in human history. Under the leadership of the Bolshevik ...

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The legacy of the Russian revolution by Peter Taaffe

In 1997, on the 80th anniversary of the Russian revolution, Peter Taaffe reviewed Orlando Figes’s book, A People’s Tragedy, acclaimed as an authoritative history but, in reality, an attempt to obscure the real significance of the momentous events of 1917 ...

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